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Is Facebook changing the way Israelis do politics? (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A new study showed nearly 20 percent of Israeli Facebook users "de-friended" and "unfollowed" on during the most recent Gaza, a spike most likely reflecting political extremes.

October 31, 2014

Meant to simulate a mood by playing two different tones simultaneously, binary beats might be the easiest, and most space-age way to get high in Lebanon right now. (Image/Shuttershock)
13:47 GMT
Delivering specially formulated sound waves to produce a synthetic high, these "Digital drugs" are causing a splash in Lebanon.
The scarf was designed by a Muslim fashion designer, Tabinda-Kauser Ishaq, a 24-year-old student at the University of the Arts in London. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
British Muslims are urged to wear the new 'Poppy Hijab' as remembrance for the 100 year anniversary of the first Muslim soldier being awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1.

October 30, 2014

The hypnotist reportedly used a dollar bill and some chants to persuade the man into giving him money. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
A Dubai resident claims he was hypnotized by a stranger and ended up giving the man almost $7,000.
President Recep Erdogen stands in the new Ak Saray presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara, October 29th, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Erdogan is no stranger to controversy and he can definitely add his new 1,000 room palace to the list, especially since hundreds of trees were cut down to make way for the complex.
Malala Yousafzai donated $50,000 to the UN for rebuilding schools damaged in Gaza during Israeli attacks (File/AFP)
06:09 GMT
Malala Yousafzai is probably one of the coolest 17 year olds out there. Pushing her global campaign for education, the young Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner now donated 50k to rebuild schools in Gaza.
Halloween is a festive, fun holiday for all ages. (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
The Ministry of Interior has banned all Halloween celebrations in Amman.

October 29, 2014

Goel Ratzon is headed for decades behind bars. (AFP file photo)
09:14 GMT
Cult leader Goel Ratzon was sentenced by the Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday to 30 years in prison on his convictions for sex crimes and financial fraud.
The Mesha stele - the lighter portions are original, while the darker material is reconstructed. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
07:08 GMT
Jordan is trying to reclaim the Mesha stele from the Louvre.
Has bibi got the guts or not? According to a US official he doesn't! (Image: Press TV)
06:41 GMT
An unnamed Obama official described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" following US frustration at the leader. Ouch!
Morbid or practical? You never know when it's time to die so why not record a farewell message in case? (File/Shutterstock)
06:19 GMT
Only in Lebanon. A new smartphone app has been designed to let people prerecord and schedule a final message for loved ones before dying.
Apparently the love for Nutella is popular with the Islamic State (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT
An Austrian teen who ran away from home to join IS in Syria allegedly said she still gets Nutella and cornflakes in her new home.

October 28, 2014

The government says it wants to ensure all videos and images comply with the country's laws. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
The Saudi government will soon regulate all video sharing websites on the internet.
Six men working in the shop were arrested because of the offensive cake. (Shutterstock)
08:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has shut down a sweets shop for selling "anti-Islamic" cakes.
According to reports, the patient and the surgeon were related. (Shutterstock)
07:17 GMT
A man in Lebanon called his friend to open fire on a hospital after a doctor told him he needed to shave his stomach hair for surgery.